A brand new jetty for Tea Gardens is coming, thanks to funding of $330,000 from NSW Boating Now and a further $40,000 from Council funds.
In April 2021, we asked boaties and locals to review and comment on the concept plans for the new facility. There was some positive and constructive feedback received, which we’re currently using to help our designers create a concept design for the jetty that will meet the needs of boaties in this popular location.
Once those designs are complete, we’ll be checking in with you again to confirm the details are right before we build the structure.
Proposed new Tea Gardens jetty design
A preliminary assessment of the existing jetty revealed it requires considerable repairs, with split bearers, worn decking, corroded connections and bracing, and the pontoon is aged.
Rather than continue with an aged traditional wood structure requiring regular maintenance, a more modern floating structure will provide better value for the community, as it is lower maintenance.
During early discussions with key stakeholders, a preference for a T-shaped pontoon structure to replace the jetty was identified. However, the T-pontoon option would have required the widening of the boat ramp, which was not eligible under the funding.
We've developed a concept plan for two floating jetty structures, either side of the boat ramp, which will expand the use of the jetty, require less maintenance over the years and be a safer facility than the current structure.
The funding currently available will allow for the first structure to be built.
A future plan to duplicate the floating structure on the other side of the jetty when funding becomes available, will provide an expanded facility to accommodate more boat traffic and allow for short term mooring.